I had such a wonderful morning with bride Rebecca at the wonderful Leez Priory at the weekend. Rebecca had wonderful fine hair, which is my favourite to work with. She arranged to have extensions incorporated into her hairstyle before her wedding day to give a little more volume, but this can also be achieved by incorporating clip in hair extensions, which I can supply. I have also used a little padding within this hairstyle, to ensure the volume lasts all day.
I know this may come as a surprise to some of you, but trashing the wedding dress a few months after the wedding is becoming quite a thing! Some brides like to trash their dress for many different reasons. Some, because they had lots of problems with the dress in the lead up to the wedding, or had trouble with it on the day and a few just do not want it sitting up in the loft for years to come and there are also a few brides, who just want to have the fun of a Trash the Dress shoot. You can even decide how you would like to trash the dress. My recent bride trashed her dress at a couple of locations. Starting at the Seven Sisters Cliffs in Sussex then onto Beachy Head before finishing up in the sea. What a wonderfully brave lady Stephanie was and so much fun too. All you need is a good photographer, a hair and makeup artist to make you look extra special and a bride. The photographer on the day was Scott from The Edge. We all had the most fabulous day, such great fun with lots of laughs and we finished up the day with Stephanie, the bride, piling her wet trashed dress into a big black bin liner, ready for the bin. If you are considering trashing your dress, please get in touch and we can talk through some ideas, anything is possible!
I first met Victoria two months ago, when she came to me for her wedding hair trial. Victorias’ hair was quite short and blonde and very fine. She wanted her hair to have lots of volume on her wedding day so we tried lots of different techniques with an array of different coloured hair extensions, which I keep here, to find the perfect match for her hair. We found the perfect set and then styled her hair beautifully.
Victoria kept in touch with me throughout the entire time from first contact right through to her wedding day which was yesterday. It was a very early start as Victoria had a large bridal party so we had to get started by 7.15am for a 1.30pm wedding. I styled the bride, bridesmaids and mother of bride and flower girl, so it was a very busy fun filled morning. Victoria actually called me before I left my home at 6.30am, to ask if I had any calpol as her daughter was a little unwell and there were no shops open. Having four children of my own, I had plenty in supply! Her beautiful daughter was soon back to her happy little self shortly after receiving the medicine.
Victoria decided to hire the extensions from me for her wedding day, as she knew it would be unlikely that she would wear them again. Her hair looked absolutely stunning yesterday. I then went on to style the three adult bridesmaids, mother of the bride and flower girl, all with plenty of time left over for them all to get dressed in a very calm relaxing environment. The photos I have taken are by me, but I look forward to posting professional photos as soon as Victoria has received these. Thank you Victoria for being a fabulous bride, you were so calm. It was also lovely to work alongside the lovely Hayley and Tegan who were Front of House and looking after her throughout the day. Good luck Victoria and I hope you have the most amazing honeymoon in Jamiaca! Gail xx
I met with this wonderful lady, Rebekah, when she came for her hair and makeup trial last month. Her wedding was very last minute as her husband has a new job abroad and they had to bring their wedding day forward. They literally had a few weeks to get organised. I loved my trial with Rebekah, such a wonderful bride. I styled her hair and makeup at the trial and then went to her venue, Gosfield Hall, to get her and her mother ready on her wedding morning.
Gosfield Hall is such a beautiful wedding venue, full of class. Rebekah stayed at the Ladys’ Chambers the evening before so it helped make the wedding day go very smoothly. Here are some pictures I took of Rebekahs hair. Im not brilliant at taking photos, so I will be chasing her photographer, Ben from www.lavenhamphotography.co.uk who will have captured her wedding day perfectly.
It was also lovely to work alongside the Front of House manager on the day, Catherine Yarrow. Catherine is so calm and can take the stress out of any wedding morning. Here are my photos of Rebekah but I will be posting some professional ones later in the month. Congratulations Rebekah and good luck with your big move abroad this weekend. Gail xx
Had a lovely morning styling Aimee and her beautiful bridesmaids on her wedding day. Aimee married at Mulberry House, which is a beautiful country house based in Ongar, Essex. Beautiful photos taken by Stacy England (www.sephotography.co.uk).
I had a fabulous time preparing all the Models for the Catwalk at the recent Brentwood Wedding Show in Essex. Crazily busy day but great fun too, especially when you have Beauty and the Beast playing all day! Thank you to all the fabulous Models for being so patient, you were all so wonderful.
I had the most wonderful day styling bride Nicola and her party for her wedding to husband Aiden at Gosfield Hall. I worked alongside Victoria Taylor Makeup Artist. Gosfield Hall is such a beautiful salubrious wedding venue, fit for a queen. I have attached a few images of Nicola getting ready at the cottage, the Ladys Chambers, which is available for the bride to hire the evening before her wedding day. We usually start styling the bride and her bridal party in the Ladys Chambers and then move over to the most amazing Bridal Suite, The Rococco Room, where the bride and the bridal party dress for the wedding and meet with the Registrars prior to taking their vows.
Nicolas stunning dress was designed by Stella York. The Florists were the wonderfully talented The Willows, based in Chelmsford. I styled the bridal parties hair and the makeup artist on the day was lovely Victoria Taylor. The fabulous photos were taken by the fantastic EPS Photography.
What an absolute joy it was to style Michelle and her bridal party on her wedding day at the stunning Blake Hall in Ongar Essex. Michelle welcomed us into her family for the morning whilst we busily prepared everyone for the big day. Thank you Michelle, we had the most fabulous morning and wow, Blake Hall is such an amazing wedding venue.
I had a wonderful time on the morning of Lisas’ wedding. Lisa had such beautiful hair and she chose a loose romantic updo for her wedding day. She also wanted her bridal party to wear their hair up too. I absolutely love Lisas photos, they were taken by the very talented Rachel Weatherley. Rachel managed to get very close up to Lisa and really capture her beauty. All of Rachels photos did that. I love the photos below, especially the second photo, of Lisa dancing with her father. Congratulations Lisa, I hope you and your husband have a wonderful married life together.
After an extremely busy year styling so many beautiful brides for their wedding day, I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I have the Title of Wedding Hairstylist of the Year Award, with the Essex Wedding Awards, for 2019. I was a finalist with 9 other fabulous hairstylists and hair salons. To be announced as the winner was a very proud moment for myself and my family. This is the third time I have won this fantastic award. It has inspired me even further, to ensure my brides have the very best and most amazing hairstyle and makeup on their wedding day. Here are some images from the Awards Evening, also featuring my husband and beautiful daughter who were there to help me celebrate.
Wow, what a week. I had the fabulous opportunity of working back stage at the local theatre with the fabulous Chelmsford Young Generation Amateur Dramatics Group. I worked as part of a great team, helping the cast with their hair and makeup for their production of Les Miserables. It was great working with a team of people all focussed to make sure everyone looked fantastic, and for everything to run smoothly and on time. There were lots of quick changes, wig changes and fabulous makeup applied the Principles in the show with a particularly haunted look for all the ensemble. Such a fabulous week with fabulous people, we were all rewarded with the cast receiving a standing ovation every night. Very well deserved.
Congratulations to these two beautiful ladies, Emma and Kelsey who married at The Channels Estate in Chelmsford, Essex. These lovely girls were so much fun on their wedding morning and really made me feel part of their day. I carried out the Hair and Makeup for them both and also for their bridesmaid. These photos were taken by the fabulous Chloe Lee. I really will always remember my morning with these two, so much fun. Congratulations. Gail xx
Welcome to my Blog. I'm a multi award winning Professional Hair and Makeup Artist working with Brides all over Essex and London. I have been working in the wedding industry for 16 years. I have also recently won Wedding Hairstylist of the Year for the third time and the most recent Award I received was for Bridal Hairstylist of the Year 2019.
I trained at Wella Hair Studios in London, alongside the world acclaimed Patrick Cameron. He gave me the confidence to explore and experiment with hair and that is exactly what I like to do, ensuring you have the perfect hairstyle for your wedding day. I love working with hair and creating the impossible.
I trained as a Makeup Artist in London alongside some of the industries most famous makeup artists. You will often find me at Masterclasses, keeping up to date with the latest trends. My aim is for my brides to looked absolutely stunning on their wedding day and that they enjoy receiving endless compliments about their hair and makeup all day long.